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UWOFA encourages Members to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

UWOFA encourages its faculty, librarian and archivist Members to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, Sept. 30. To honour residential school survivors, we encourage members to wear orange on Thursday. Please also take the time to read and reflect on the resources posted on the website of Western's Office of Indigenous Initiatives, and call your students' attention to them.

Read our full statement here.

Members' children, spouse may be eligible for substantial tuition reimbursement

Subject to plan conditions, spouses and dependent children of faculty holding a regular full-time continuing appointment and librarians and archivists holding probationary or continuing appointments are eligible to receive tuition scholarships for university courses taken for credit towards a degree (undergraduate, professional or graduate) at a recognized university, national or international, for a maximum of four years full-time or equivalent (20 full-time courses).

In Memoriam: Colleagues remember Olds's sense of humour, dedication to teaching, willingness to defend just cause

Vicki worked closely and collaboratively with faculty at the affiliated colleges as well as Western in her ongoing role as course coordinator. She was also a patient mentor to a great many graduate student TAs and junior instructors who had their first teaching experiences under her supervision. The members of the teams she led spoke of her with respect and affection.

UWOFA encourages members to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

UWOFA recognizes that, as university librarians, archivists, and faculty, we have a special responsibility to contribute to reconciliation by publicly acknowledging the truth of Canada's colonialist legacy of genocide against the Indigenous Peoples of this part of Turtle Island.

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The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.